Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations
by Susan Fried
Looking back over decades of celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy, it’s clear Seattle has the strength to face our new challenges.
Jan 11, 2017
Why are Seattle Public Schools still so segregated?
by Brynn Tweeddale
For years Seattle Public Schools have hosted magnet programs in schools with lots of students of color. But that doesn't help if those programs mostly serve white students.
Dec 12, 2016
5 Yiddish words I wish we had in English
by Anna Goren
Turns out ancestral Yiddish goes much deeper than "Seinfeld" jokes.
Nov 2, 2016
The marginalization of Brown Asians
by E.J.R. David
Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016
Meet the woman who coined the term “white fragility”
by Christina Twu
Got white fragility or don't know if you do or not? Robin DiAngelo will tell you what's wrong with you and what's wrong with the world today.
Oct 24, 2016
“Go back to China” – NY Times editor opens lid on anti-Asian American hate speech
by Amy Wong
Micro- (and macro-) aggressions toward Asian Americans are still shockingly prevalent in 2016.
Oct 22, 2016
5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English
by Katrina Pestaño
A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016
5 Hindi words I wish we had in English
by Jeevika Verma
Have you ever wondered how "namaste" is really used in India?
Oct 12, 2016
5 Urdu words I wish we had in English
by Nabeeha Chaudhary
If your "Phuppo" (aunt on the father's side) looks at you with "mohabbat" (loving adoration) you might want to check if that look is sideways, according to Urdu and South Asian stereotypes.
Oct 5, 2016
Black Lives Matter bring peaceful march to Safeco Field
by Melissa Lin
Demonstrators also followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by kneeling as the National Anthem played over the speakers.
Oct 3, 2016
5 Russian phrases I wish we had in English
by Daria Kroupoderova
"My, this is fine mushroom weather today!" and other Russian expressions, words and phrases.
Sep 28, 2016
5 Spanish words I wish we had in English
by Marion Romero
Get a little teased if you mix Spanish and English into Spanglish, but expect eternal wrath if you bring vergüenza on your Mexican family!
Sep 21, 2016
I am a Black, Muslim woman, and I choose a career in health care
by Roukhya Ouedraogo
All fields in the health care industry are far behind in reflecting the nation's diversity. Thankfully, the Summer Medical and Dental Education program is expanding to widen pathways to these professions.
Sep 19, 2016
Creeping gentrification threatens another Black family in the CD
by Alia Marsha
In the face of foreclosure and a gentrifying neighborhood, the Slack family is fighting to save their home of fifty-five years.
Sep 7, 2016
The Kaepernick effect and the new power of sports activism
by John Eklof
Colin Kaepernick sitting for national anthem has drawn a line in the sand for other athletes. Does sports activism have the power to change our country?
5 Reasons white people should go to Black Lives Matter protests
by Molly Thornton
If like me, you’ve heard yourself coming up with excuses for why you can’t make the next protest, it's time to dig deeper.
Aug 31, 2016
Colorism unites women of color at “I AM: The Procession” tomorrow
by Mahroo Keshavarz
Artist Kimisha Turner's colorism-inspired installation is a half-mile, walking healing ceremony from Daejeon Park to Northwest African American Museum.
Aug 24, 2016
“Muslim American” or Muslim in America?
by Eman Rahman
A writer from India talks to three Muslim Americans, to try to understand how they identify with the term.
Aug 5, 2016
5 Taiwanese phrases I wish we had in English
by Melissa Lin
Mandarin is more common in bigger cities like Taipei and places like department stores, but Taiwanese is the sound of the night markets and bustling streets.
Aug 3, 2016